The LICT (Landscape Industry Certified Technician) is a great certification for any staff member on your landscape/horticulture crew. Condominiums, hotels, individual landscapers, and landscape/horticulture business owners will all benefit.
Questions I have already heard:
- *Correction* – You do not currently need a LICT on your staff for all state jobs. It needs to be specified in the bid requests. So some contracts may currently require an LICT to be on your staff. The future plan is to have this as a requirement. It is similar to having to have a certified arborist on your staff for contracts.
- There are going to be 11 classes total – Mostly on Tuesday or Thursday from 4-7 pm and one Saturday. Why the later hours for the class? Many people have said they would like to work during the day and come to class after work. Classes begin in April with the final test being at the end of May.
- Class schedules are set and will hopefully be available at the January 28 meeting.
- These classes are for the “Ornamental Maintenance” certification. Yes, other certifications exist, and we may offer other certifications if this class is successful.
- This program gives you a national/international certification through PLANET. Look up the website: https://www.landcarenetwork.org/certification/
I will try to answer some questions but if you come on Tuesday, January 28, you can talk with the state director of this program!